My trip to Dallas


I recently went to Dallas not for the first time, but the first time to be there and enjoy. I had some scheduled appointments, time with a great friend and also to teach a class at the Allen, Tx Juice Bar which is right outside of Dallas.  

Prior to the class I got to meet with my cousin, his wife and new baby who I had not seen in a while.  The class was next door and we had about 20 people in attendance. It was a great turn out for my first class there and the first class they had offered in their location. 

I spoke on weight loss and gut health, two major topics.  Both require a lot of guidance and both are a huge problem all around.  I gain so much during my talks from the Q and A portion. I think it is almost more important than what I am saying. It is the time the audience asks what they want to know. I get an insight on what the "real world" is going through, not what I hear from my bubble or the articles I read.

In the last year, I always get asked about Keto, and intermittent Fasting. Both are currently trends but done right are amazing.  I will not go into details on this post of each, but I will say that neither are ones to just hop into.  Teaching a class I do not know, know the person asking the question. I can only answer generally and from my area of expertise.  What I will say in this post about each is that if your only goal for either is to lose weight, do not do it. You will wreck your hormones and gain the weight back. We have to remain nutrient strong. 


I also got to connect with a friend I met in 2012 after she reached out to me about my business. She is also a holistic practitioner and we have followed each other on social every since.  I am grateful for her support. 

The rest of the visit was about relaxing and recharging. I was taken to The King Spa and sweat in various sauna/salt rooms. Each room was more hot than the last. Each room was also full of amazing Amethyst crystals. It was nice to detox, relax and recharge. 

I plan on visiting Dallas more, doing more talks and getting outside my bubble.



Motivational Monday: Hoosiers

I have not posted for a while. To be honest I have chose to just relax and not do. I was over doing and feeling like any free moment I wasn't working was bad and you know what........ It didnt' help. It didnt' make my business better, it didn't make my mind better.  It only left me focusing to much on future and not the now.  This clip from one of my favorite sports movies address just that! 

Motivation Monday: Wonder

how many times when you are see a movie trailer do you cry?  Maybe Im the minority, but if it happens I am def going to watch that movie.   This is what happened with Wonder. It is no longer in the theatre but I am sure soon on dvd or Redbox.   I think the mother in me was drawn to the story and knowing, that although my children do not have a disability, we put them out into the world hoping the world treats them kind.  We all know everyone will not but we have to let them Wonder.   I loved taking my kids to this movie.  


Instagram "poop talk"

In person, in a one on one setting im fire, haha. I flow I present information and knowledge to clients im not even sure where it comes from. On social media not so much.  Watching myself on the screen, seeing my true authentic dorkiness haha.  But sometimes I have a who gives a F#$! mentality and I just do it. This was one of those mornings. You all loved it... here it is in its entirety.  

Love you all,


Monday Motivation: Rudy

Maybe I want to cry every monday morning, or to be reminded that I am going after something bigger than myself,and I often times wonder what that even is.  

Born and raised in Indiana, we were spoiled with great sports inspired movies (yes Hoosiers will make a presence) 

Use Monday to motivate yourself to get through the week and go after things bigger than yourself!  


Vegan Caesar Dressing


I am not a Vegan but I do know that many vegan recipes will leave out the crap, and by crap I mean dairy.   This recipe is great with traditional romaine lettuce or by doing a kale Caesar salad. 

1 Avocado 

1/4 cup water 

4 cloves of garlic minced/chopped 

1 tablespoon of dijon mustard 

2 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast 

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 

1/2 lemon juiced

1/4 tsp sea salt pepper to taste

Throw in vitamix or blender until smooth. You can also add this all to a food processor and get the same results.  

Add to finely chopped romaine for a healthy Caesar Salad


*photo courtesy of pinterest.